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Nov 28: NATO Going Forward – Afghanistan, Cyber War and Drones








The NATO Council’s Ottawa Fall Conference

“NATO Going Forward:

Boots on the Ground to Wireless Warfare”

For a PDF Registration form: CLICK HERE


Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

8.15 – 17.00, All-day Conference

Including coffee, lunch and reception


The Cadieux Auditorium, Lester B. Pearson Building

125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario



Please email to Register

NCC members: $65
Non-members $75
Students: $20
Students in groups of ten or more: $15

Payment may be made by VISA/MasterCard over the phone at 416-979-1875 or by making a cheque payable to “The NATO Council of Canada” and sending it to 165 University Ave. Toronto, ON M5H 3B8

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Theme –NATO Going Forward: Developing Issues from the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago


Conference ModeratorCol (Ret’d) John C. McKenna, Vice President, The NATO Council of Canada

8:45 – 9:00        Opening Remarks:The Hon. Bill Graham, Chairman, NCC

9:00 – 9:30        Opening Keynote:  His Excellency Barna Karimi, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada (invited)

9:30 – 11:00      Panel I – Afghanistan

                          Moderator: (tbd)

  • Implementing the Istanbul Process and the Bonn Commitments – NATO Speaker – Ted Whiteside, NATO, Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Public Diplomacy Division   (confirmed)
  • What did Canada Accomplish? – Renée Filiatrault, Senior Pubic Diplomacy Officer with Task Force Kandahar (2009‐2010). Former staff with Minister of National Defence (confirmed)
  • What has Canada learned? – Prof. Nipa Banerjee, University of Ottawa (confirmed)

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00   Panel II – Cyber security

                          Moderator: (tbd)

  • Recent cyber attacks and countermeasures – Dr. Rafal Rohozinski, CEO, The Sec-Dev Group and Senior Scholar, Munk School of Global Studies, University
    of Toronto (confirmed)
  • Implementation of NATO’s Cyber Defence Concept, Policy and Action Plan – Ted Whiteside, NATO, Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Public Diplomacy Division   (confirmed)
  • How should Canada and the Canadian Forces respond? – LGen (Ret’d) Andrew Leslie, CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants (confirmed)

13:00 – 13:45

13:45 – 15:15
    Panel III – Warbots: Changing the Face of War

                          Moderator: Garrick Ngai, MBA, Director NCC

  • An overview of Drones, their potential on Land, Sea, and in the Air and how the Canadian Defense Industry is contributing? – Ian Glenn, Chairman and CEO, ING Engineering (confirmed)
  • Legal and Ethical aspects of the use of Military Drones – Prof. Errol Mendes, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa  (confirmed)
  •  Canadian Government investment in Drones and Canadian policy on their use – BGen Derek W. Joyce, OMM, CD, Military Advisor to the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister (confirmed)


15:15 – 15:45   Closing Keynote Address: Senator Pamela WALLIN, OC, SOM, Chair, Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

15:45 – 16:00   Summation: Col (Ret’d) Brian MacDonald, Past President, NATO Council of Canada

  • Closing remarks: Mrs. Julie Lindhout, President, The NATO Council of Canada

16:00 – 17:00


Please contact Robert Baines at for further information.

NATO Association of Canada
The NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) strives to educate and engage Canadians about NATO and its goals of peace, prosperity and security. The NAOC ensures Canada has an informed citizenry able to participate in discussions about its role on the world stage.